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This is a final Census Report on Manufactures of the Twelfth Census, taken in the year 1900.

Part I, which constitutes Volume VII of the Census Reports, includes plan, methods and scope of census; summary of results; urban manufactures; power employed in manufactures; and description of general tables. Statistics for specific industries include number of establishments; capital in land, buildings, machinery, etc.; power; number salaried officials, clerks, etc.; wage earners and wages; miscellaneous expenses; cost of materials used; value of product; form of organization.

The appendixes are: A-Schedules; B-Cities and towns canvassed by special agents; C-Instructions to special agents; D-Classification of industries.

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A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

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